Allie is in stable condition and just sleeping like the little Princess that she is. I can only imagine the dreams that she is having. I bet Nicky is licking her head and she is giggling in the dreams and listening to her songs and Mommy babbling about cows saying moo and little dogs that go ruff ruff ruff.
Since surgery, Allie has been impressing more than just all of us. Her surgeon, her doctors, her nurses and all the people in the waiting room with us are impressed with her progress. (Yes... I'm sure you know that I occasionally talk about our cutie-pie and show pictures, too). Given the difficult time she had in the OR due to her tight little arteries, she has improved wonderfully and quicker than expected. Oh yes, she has a ways to go yet, but she obviously inherited some strong genes and determination from somewhere. They have reduced some of her medicines and are keeping her sedated and still until they can finish the surgery. Oh... did I mention that they chose to leave her opened up a bit (yes... covered and temporarily sealed) to keep the pressure down. We are waiting now for the surgeon to close it all up. It was scheduled for 9am, but he is a really busy surgeon and Allie is patient.
What to expect now? Well, for the rest of the weekend they will try to wean her off of some of her medicines and work to remove the ventilator on Monday. Allie is keeping things at a level they like regarding her oxygen, her nitroglycerin, her blood pressure and other things that the medically-challenged Mommy has forgotten. Until then, we are keeping her company by waiting in the hall and visiting whenever they allow us to (which is 4 times a day for 20 minutes). This little girl is determined to get well and give all of us a run for our money. Tim says we better get some running shoes because we will be chasing her around before we know it!
More to come....